Netherlands wins 7-1 over India at hockey World Cup

09:31, August 31, 2010      

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Olympic and world champion the Netherlands defeated India 7-1 on Monday at its first match of the women's 12th Field Hockey World Cup, hosted in Rosario city, 300 kilometers to Buenos Aires.

The Dutch goals were scored by Maartje Paumen at 40, 51 and 61, as well as Marilyn Aliotti in the 8 minute, Ellen Hoog on 24 and Kim Lammers at 29 and 46.

Meanwhile, India scored through Rani Rampal at 22.

It has been the worst loss of India at a World Cup.

The Netherlands, coached by Herman Kruis, has three points in a group also featuring matches of Germany vs New Zealand and Australia vs Japan.

At a press conference, Kruis said: "In the second half, we attacked better, we achieved a better game and we also controled the ball for most of the match."

Source: Xinhua


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